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Americas Civil War resurrected

Take Command 2nd Manassas goes gold

New York, USA (April 12, 2006) - International publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that their next big April release, Take Command 2nd Manassas, has gone gold. The strategy title plays out during Americas Civil War and brings the struggle between unionists and confederates to life like never before.

Take Command 2nd Manassas is rated T by ESRB, 3+ by PEGI and 12 years by USK. The suggested retail price is USD/EUR 39.99 and the title will be shipping to stores on April 18 in North America and Scandinavia, April 21 in Germany and May 5 in the UK.

"We believe that while many factors build a successful strategy game, the single most important one is strong gameplay, something that is reflected in our entire portfolio, says

Fredrik W Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. "MadMinute Games has taken that notion even further by creating a game with immense replayability and options for customization. Strategy fans will find much to immerse themselves into."

Features include:

  • 48 Scenarios from the three most important battles of the 2nd Manassas Campaign

  • Linked Scenario Tree, where results of one battle carry over into the next

  • 5 Gigantic battlefield maps based on historical records from the Library of Congress; the most accurate American Civil War battlefield maps available in a PC game

  • 3 Modes of gameplay: Historical, Open Play, and Custom/User Created Battles

  • Control thousands of troops and direct them over 3D terrain (including Generals, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Supply Wagons)

  • Accurate ballistics for weapons

  • The ability to play as any leader in Custom/Open Play Battles

  • To play the recently released demo, please go to

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Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known for their strategy titles, the company's distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox's experienced team has completed more than 17 titles, including such best-selling games as the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises. Published titles in North America include Knights of Honor, as well as upcoming titles Rush for Berlin and Heart of Empire: Rome. Worldwide titles to be published in 2006 include Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday and Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The company is currently working on Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.

MadMinute Games, Inc is a true "garage game" company. The company was founded by two friends who, with minimal experiencein the gaming industry, worked at night and on weekends for three and a half years to complete their initial project, Bull Run. Now joined by a group of volunteer designers and testers, they've soldiered on to produce MadMinute's second product, Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The MadMinute community is growing and the founders hope to someday work on the "Take Command" series full-time. Their combat engine has received excellent reviews and their AI has been lauded in numerous publications, even by the difficult to please "Grognards."

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